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VOL. 129 | NO. 213 | Friday, October 31, 2014

Newby's Owner Raising Money to Keep Doors Open

Newby’s owner Todd Adams has turned to crowdfunding to help him raise money that will be used to keep his bar and music venue on the Highland Strip open.

Bigger LIFT

Organization looks at new way for community development

The former Cadence Bank branch on Court Avenue Downtown is the new and bigger home for Community LIFT, the local intermediary with community development corporations founded by a coalition of nonprofits and the city of Memphis four years ago.

County Commission Approves Health Insurance Changes

Shelby County Commissioners approved changes to county government employee health insurance coverage Thursday, Oct. 30, that raises employee premiums by 5 percent and drops working spouses who are offered equivalent coverage of the county’s bronze plan by their employers effective Jan. 1.

Mixed-Use Project Looms for Former Lakeland Mall

Get used to the name Lake District. You’ll probably be hearing more about it in the near future. Lake District is the new name for the revamped project being planned at the old Lakeland Factory Outlet Mall site.

Frayser Battleground for Achievement Schools

After two years of being confronted with bad student achievement data, teachers at schools on the Achievement School District’s list for a takeover are confronting the ASD and charter organizations with data from the first two years of the state-run district.

Memphis Business Journal Moving to East Memphis

The Memphis Business Journal is preparing to leave Downtown and relocate to East Memphis in 2015.

Memphis Economic Indicator Finds Optimism

The latest Memphis Economic Indicator, a quarterly survey measuring general business sentiment produced jointly by The Daily News and Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, found a downward trend in sentiment measured by almost all of the survey’s six standard questions.

SPORTS

Grizzlies Brass Has Challenge In Analyzing Player Minutes

It took but a single game for one of the Memphis Grizzlies’ main dilemmas to present itself. Namely, what’s a coach to do when his starters are playing well and the bench is giving him almost nothing?

Pain of Losing Makes Wins Sweeter

So those World Series Champion Kansas City Royals T-shirts are probably headed to Angola and Namibia and Rwanda and Zambia and, well, anyplace but my hometown.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

May We Remember

MAY WE NOTE LEST WE FORGET. The day after Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee died last week, I told my audience that I was going to open my remarks with a question, and I knew I was going to be depressed by the answer.

Job Search Nightmare

With Halloween upon us, we’re talking about our fears. Finding a job can be a scary thought for many people. But what is it about the process that unnerves us?

STATEWIDE

Rural Tennessee Museum a Success in First Year

UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) – When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a "mini-Smithsonian" to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economy Rallies to Solid Third-Quarter Growth

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy powered its way to a respectable growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and on track to extend the momentum through the end of the year and beyond.

Wal-Mart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals

NEW YORK (AP) Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

For-Profit Programs Face 'Gainful Employment' Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) – For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.

Not So Sweet: Chocolate Prices Are Set to Rise

NEW YORK (AP) – That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Yellen: Awareness of Economists' Diversity Needed

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.

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FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 109 3,995
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